Computer Storage Media
(collection epocalc)  


1. Cards

  Punched Card 1960s
Description Burroughs 510.7  
Computer Mainframes  
Year 1928  
Size 8.3 x 18.7 cm  
Capacity 80 Byte  

  3.7'' Magnetic Card 1974
Description    
Computer HP-65 Calculator  
Year 1974  
Size 0.7 x 9.5 cm  
Capacity 2 x 100 Byte (100 steps)  

  10'' Magnetic Card 1982
Description    
Computer HP-75C  
Year 1982  
Size 1 x 25.4 cm  
Capacity 2 x 650 Byte  

 

2. Floppy Disks

  8'' Floppy Disk 1984
Description Maxwell FD2-128  
Computer Micro to Mini computers  
Year 1971  
Size 20.4 x 20.4 cm  
Capacity 80 Kb to 1212 Kb  

  5''1/4 Floppy Disk 1977
Description 3M 745-0  
Computer Apple II, Commodore 64, IBM Compatible  
Size 13.3 x 13.3 cm  
Capacity 170 Kb to 1.2 Mb  

  3''1/2 Floppy Disk 1986
Description    
Computer MSX, Macintosh, IBM compatibles  
Year 1983  
Size 8.9 x 8.9 cm  
Capacity 720 Kb to 1.44 Mb  

  3'' Floppy Disk 1985
Description Maxwell CF2  
Computer Amstrad CPC 6128  
Year 1982  
Size 8 x 10 cm  
Capacity 2 x 180 Kb  

  ZIP Disk 1994
Description Iomega Zip 100  
Computer IBM compatibles  
Year 1994  
Size 9.9 x 9.8 cm  
Capacity 100 Mb to 250 Mb  

 

3. Tapes & Cassettes

  9-track Tape 1990s
Description 3M 703  
Computer IBM/360, DEC VAX  
Year 1964  
Size 26 cm  
Capacity 20 Mb to 140 Mb (6250 CPI)  

  Compact Cassette 1973
Description    
Computer All 8 bit computers  
Year 1962  
Size 6.4 x 10 cm  
Capacity 2 x 220 Kb (30 Min. at 2000 Kb/s)  

  Data Cartridge 1980
Description HP200  
Computer HP-85 computer  
Year 1975  
Size 6.2 x 8.2 cm  
Capacity 217 Kb  

  Mini Data Cassette 1982
Description    
Computer HP-41 calculator  
Year 1982  
Size 3.4 x 5.6 cm  
Capacity    

  Micro-Cassette 1983
Description    
Computer Casio PB-700, Epson HX-20  
Year 1969  
Size 3.3 x 5.0 cm  
Capacity -  

  ZX Microdrive 1983
Description    
Computer Sinclair ZX Spectrum  
Year 1983  
Size 3.4 x 4.4 cm  
Capacity 85 Kb  

  Quarter Inch Cartridge 1994
Description SONY QD2120  
Computer IBM Compatible server  
Year 1972  
Size 6.2 x 8.2 cm  
Capacity 200 Kb to 25 Gb  

  8mm Data Cartridge 1994
Description BASF 8D-112m (5 Gb)  
Computer IBM Compatible server  
Year 1987  
Size 6.3 x 9.5 cm  
Capacity 2.5 to 60 Gb  

 

4. Disks

  5.25'' Removable Hard Disk Cartridge 1992
Description SyQuest SQ 800 (88 Mb)  
Computer IBM Compatible server  
Year 1988  
Size 13.6 x 13.6 cm  
Capacity 44 to 200 Mb  

  3.5'' Removable Disk 1994
Description MCD (SysQuest compatible) (270 Mb)  
Computer IBM Compatible server  
Year 1994  
Size 9.5 x 9.7 cm  
Capacity 105 to 270 Mb  

  SyQuest EZ Disk 1995
Description SyQuest EZ 135  
Computer IBM Compatible server  
Year 1995  
Size 9.7 x 9.7 cm  
Capacity 135 Mb  

  CD-R Compact Disc 1997
Description Kodak InfoGuard  
Computer IBM compatible  
Year 1988  
Size 12 cm  
Capacity 700 Mb  

  DVD-RW Compact Disc 2006
Description Sony DMR47N2  
Computer IBM Compatible  
Year 1997  
Size 12 cm  
Capacity 4.7 Gb  

 

5. Memory Cards

  Program Module 1982
Description Sharp CE-161 (battery backup)  
Computer Sharp PC-1500  
Year 1982  
Size 4.1 x 4.8 cm  
Capacity 2 Kb  

  RAM Card 1984
Description Casio RC-2 (battery backup)  
Computer Casio FX-750P  
Year 1984  
Size 5 x 6 cm  
Capacity 2 Kb  

  RAM Card 1984
Description Sharp CE-201M (battery backup)  
Computer Sharp PC-1350  
Year 1984  
Size 5.4 x 8.5 cm  
Capacity 8 Kb  

  RAM Card 1985
Description Sharp CE-212M (battery backup)  
Computer Sharp PC-1360  
Year 1985  
Size 4.2 x 5.4 cm  
Capacity 8 Kb  

  RAMPack 1986
Description RAMPack-32  
Computer Psion Organiser II  
Year 1986  
Size 5 x 6 cm  
Capacity 32 Kb  

  Memory Card 1989
Description Atari HPC-202 (64 Kb)  
Computer Atari Portfolio  
Year 1989  
Size 5.3 x 8.5 cm  
Capacity 32 to 128 Kb  

  ATA Flash Memory Card 1990
Description STH-95LX/1  
Computer HP-95LX  
Year 1990  
Size 5.3 x 8.5 cm  
Capacity 1 Mb  

 

  SD card 2006
Description SanDisk 4 Gb  
Computer Digital Camera  
Year 1999  
Size 2.4 x 3.2 cm  
Capacity 1 Mb to 256 Gb  


  xD Picture Card 2005
Description Olympus  
Computer Digital camera  
Year 2002  
Size 2 x 2.5 cm  
Capacity 16 Mb to 2 Gb  

  miniSD Card 2003
Description SanDisk 128  
Computer Digital Camera, Nintendo DS  
Year 2003  
Size 2 x 2.2 cm  
Capacity 128 Mb to 32 Gb  

  microSD Card 2005
Description    
Computer Digital Camera, Smartphone  
Year 2005  
Size 1.1 x 1.5 cm  
Capacity 2 Gb to 128 Gb  

 

6. Hard Disks

  Hardcard 1985
Description Quantum Hardcard Plus 10  
Computer IBM PC Compatible  
Year 1985  
Size 10 x 34 cm  
Capacity 10 Mb  

  3.5'' Hard Disk 1990
Description IBM WDA-L42  
Computer IBM Compatible  
Year 1983  
Size 10 x 14.2 cm  
Capacity 5 Mb to 12 Tb  

  2.5'' Hard Disk 1997
Description Toshiba HDD2149 (12 Gb)  
Computer Portable IBM Compatible, Apple eBook  
Year 1988  
Size 6.8 x 10 cm  
Capacity 20 Mb to 5 Tb  

  1.8'' Hard Disk 2005
Description Toshiba HDD1422 (3 Gb)  
Computer iPOD Classic  
Year 1988  
Size 5.3 x 7.8 cm  
Capacity 20 Mb to 5 Tb  

  2.5'' Solid State Drive (SSD) 2017
Description Samsung SSD 850 EVO (512 Mb)  
Computer PC compatible  
Year 1991  
Size 7 x 10 cm  
Capacity 20 Mb to 4 Tb  

 

7. Other

  USB Key 2002
Description Targus 128  
Computer IBM Compatible  
Year 2000  
Size 2 x 6.4 cm  
Capacity 32 Mb to 128 Gb  



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